Top Fitness Tips from Lance Armstrong’s Trainer!

Posted by Azure on July 8th, 2009
Special to OneWed fromPeter Park, personal trainer, owner of Platinum Fitness in Santa Barbara, and strength and conditioning coach of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong!
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As a personal trainer in Southern California, many of my clients are time-starved brides who want to be in tip-top shape for their big day. I make sure to let them know that the key to successfully getting in shape with minimal time is a two-pronged approach, involving a healthy nutrition plan and strategically planned exercise sessions. Below are some top tips and guidelines to help brides-to-be get the most out of their bridal fitness plan, all while accommodating the non-stop grind of wedding planning. Focus on Nutrition:

1. Eat primarily lean meats, fresh fruits, veggies and nuts.

2. Timing of carbohydrate consumption is important. Use carbs strategically to recover from workouts, and consume 25-50 grams alongside 10 -14 grams of protein after strenuous workouts. Otherwise, try to cut large quantities of carbohydrates from your diet at least 3 months prior to the wedding.

3. Try to eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day. Dinner should be smallest meal.

4. Use a supplement to boost your energy and get the most out of your workouts. FRS Healthy Energy contains the natural antioxidant quercetin to provide sustained energy and offers low-calorie options.

5. Drink lots of water! Make your Workout Count:

1. Don’t shy away from weights: High-intensity weight sessions with little rest (circuits) will create an "afterburn" effect, meaning you will burn more calories at rest. This type of weight training will also give brides the lean look they are looking for on their wedding day.

2. Maximize your cardio: Instead of long, boring sessions on the cardio machines, opt for 25-30 minutes of high-intensity interval sessions 2-3 times per week.

3. If time permits, throw in some long, (approx. one hour) easy cardio sessions or walks to burn extra calories.

4. In a crunch? If you have only 15-20 minutes and no access to equipment, go outside and do 1 set of push ups, 1 set of abdominal exercises and 2-3 30 second sprints running. Repeat 3- 4 times for a quick efficient 15 minute workout.

And don’t miss your chance to win this week’s fabulous Savvy Steal from FRS Healthy Energy! The secret get-fit weapon present in FRS products, Quercetin, was recently part of a new study at the University of South California, and the results are very promising. The study proved that daily quercetin supplementation can improve endurance in healthy, active people without regular exercise training! Offering sustained energy throughout the day, FRS’s Quercetin-rich products are truly a must-have for your gym bag! So get those comments in and win everything you need to walk down the aisle with a rockin' bod!!
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